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The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield

Opening August 29, the Litchfield Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield will highlight the Society’s collection of original 1916 and 1918 house of Worth watercolor on paper fashion sketches. Join the Litchfield Historical Society in exploring the house of Worth, Litchfield’s trendsetters, and the changing face of fashion during the 1910s. The accompanying exhibition catalog, House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916–1918, published by Dover Publications, will feature beautiful full color plates of all 125 original sketches from the Society’s collection along with accompanying essays. Read more about the exhibit and book here.

Special Event: The History of Manolo Blahnik

Join George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik as he discusses the history of this well-known shoe brand. This event will be held in conjunction with the Historical Society's exhibit The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield, which will run from August 29 through the end of the season. Champagne reception to follow

Call to the Public for Litchfield Sports Objects and Images!

The Historical Society needs your help with their 2016 exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Sports and leisure play an important role in our lives today, just as it did for our ancestors. Whether you won the Litchfield road race in 1980, your grandfather belonged to the bicycle club in Northfield, your uncle played for the East Litchfield baseball team, or your very distant relatives enjoyed sleighing with the young ladies of the Female Academy we want to hear from you! Click here for more information.

Museums Open to the Public

The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School reopened to the public on Saturday, April 18. Stop by and see our new exhibit on woman suffrage Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights.

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Lecture: The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield
August 30, 2015
Time: 3:00pm

A New Country: A Kids' Program on Immigration
September 2, 2015
Time: 10:00-11:30am

Walking Tour: East Street
September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am

Offices Closed for Labor Day
September 7, 2015

Homeschool Program: Litchfield Law and Order!-WAITLIST ONLY
September 9, 2015
Time: 2:00-5:00pm

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